IDRI is a nonprofit, founded in 1993 focused on developing vaccines, drugs, and/or diagnostics for pandemic influenza, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, leprosy, malaria, and Chagas Disease among a few of our programs. IDR is committed to improving human health and translating science into global health solutions. This is of utmost importance as IDRI’s mission is to improve current treatments of infectious diseases to improve the quality of life of those affected by them around the world, particularly in Africa where the need is greatest.

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of South Africa is a national development finance institution that promotes economic growth and industrial development. The IDC is active in identifying and funding high-impact and labour-intensive projects, driving creation and growth of new industries and priority sectors. The IDC is committed to facilitating employment creation, and supporting and integrating responsible environmental practices in all activities.

Biovac is a PPP company established in 2003 to revive the vaccine development and manufacturing capabilities of South African. Currently Biovac imports, exports, packages, tests and distributes vaccines, with significant progress being made towards establishing a world-class manufacturing facility, including quality control laboratories and warehouses. Biovac is proud of their partnerships with various research organisations, international companies and organisations, which has enable in-sourcing technologies and out-licensing of locally-developed manufacturing technologies.

Vx Pharma is a privately owned clinical research company that delivers quality turnkey services providing end-to-end solutions to the pharma and biotech industries, and CROs

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) was established in 1969 to improve the health of the country’s population, through research, development and technology transfer, ensuring a better quality of life for all people. The strategic objective, in line with that of the Department of Health, is to help strengthen the health systems of the country by constantly identifying the main causes of death in South Africa, and setting up a dedicated funding department to pay for the development of novel treatment regimens, particularly vaccines, and improved diagnostic tools. Further, the SAMRC distinguishes and awards scientific excellence, recognising the contributions of established scientists and emerging scientists who have demonstrated ground-breaking efforts in their individual fields of science, engineering and technology.